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    NET eligibility if M.A English was done after B.Com


    Planning to take up a teaching post in a college? Wondering if B.Com lower percentage will be a hurdle in taking up this job? On this page, find advice from experts for all your queries.

    I am 27 yrs. After B.Com with 52%, I pursued M.A in English in which I obtained 58%. As per UGC NET exam norm, 55% is the eligibility criteria but I want to know whether my B.Com graduation degree will be a hurdle in getting a college lecturer post or not?
  • #147099
    NET eligibility criteria are based on a Master's degree in a UGC recognised college or University with at least 55% marks without rounding off. Relaxation of % is allowed from OBC(non-creamy layers)/SC/ST.
    Age is NOT more than 28 years as on 1st Nov of the year you apply. The B.com should not be an issue for NET eligibility and for a lecturer post in the Masters you have completed in English studies
    If the degrees have been secured by distance mode, then please have a certificate of UGC approval in hand which would be needed for verification after the exams.

  • #147109
    The eligibility criterion for NET for general category is 55% marks in post graduation while for SC/ST category it is only 50%.

    In the above eligibility criterion there is no mention of corresponding graduation subjects or their percentage.

    So in your case it is very clear that you are eligible to appear in NET.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #147130
    No, absolutely not. You are eligible to apply and appear in National Eligibility Test (NET). The eligibility condition for NET stipulates marks in Post-Graduation. There is no restriction based upon the stream or marks in Graduation.

    As there is no doubt about your eligibility, start preparing for the examination with all seriousness.

    So far as lectureship in English is concerned, your B.Com degree may not be very helpful, but it would not be a hindrance also (especially when you clear the NET).

    Caution: Explosive. Handle with care.

  • #147135
    Hi Friend
    To apply for NET(National Eligibility Test) examination conducted by UGC is post graduation I.e., master degree with minimum of 55 % of marksfor general category candidates and 50% of marks for OBC,SC,ST candidates.As you have done your M.A in English with 58% of marks,you are definitely eligible to apply for NET examination.And the age limit to apply for JRF(Junior Research fellow) is 28 years and for Lectureship, there is no maximum age limit.So, age wise also you don't have any problem and you can apply for both JRF and Lectureship.

  • #147140
    The eligibility criterion for NET test is a post graduation degree and not in any way connected with the subjects in graduation.
    The requirement is 55% marks in post graduation for general category and 50% marks for SC/ST category.
    In your case as you have 58% in your post graduation it is clear that you are eligible to appear for NET.
    Best of luck.

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